Corporate democratic nation-building: Reflections on the constructive role of businesses in fostering global democracy

Anker, T. B. (2017) Corporate democratic nation-building: Reflections on the constructive role of businesses in fostering global democracy. European Management Journal, 35(1), pp. 1-7. (doi:10.1016/j.emj.2016.12.003)

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Abstract

Europe finds itself in a challenging situation dominated by economic and political uncertainty, which has deep ramifications for businesses and society. The Brexit vote for the UK to leave the EU has caused a political crisis, which raises fundamental questions about the founding mission of the EU as a largescale nation-building experiment aiming at promoting democracy, peace and prosperity across Europe through an “ever closer union among the peoples of Europe”. This Reflection on Europe argues that Europe needs to establish a new democratic equilibrium and that businesses can play a fundamental constructive role to achieve this new equilibrium by actively designing core internal and external business activities to be conducive to key enabling conditions of democracy.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Political CSR; democracy; Brexit; nation-building; businesses as political actors
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Anker, Dr Thomas
Authors: Anker, T. B.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:European Management Journal
Journal Abbr.:EMJ
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0263-2373
ISSN (Online):1873-5681
Published Online:24 December 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier
First Published:First published in European Management Journal 35(1):1-7
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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